Lisa Wendorff, marketing communications specialist
Lisa Wendorff joined The Alliance in 2015 and currently serves as the cooperative’s marketing communications specialist. Her responsibilities include the development of effective communications and marketing materials for Alliance members and business partners.
Previously, Lisa worked at a founding member of The Alliance for 17 years as a marketing specialist. Lisa received her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Communications with an emphasis in Corporate Communications.
According to Benjamin Isgur, leader of PwC’s Health Research Institute: “Growth in employer medical costs – which has been gradually declining for decades – is settling into a new normal characterized by flatter, single-digit trend."
“As a health benefits plan designer, you have the ability to affect the long-term health of your employees.” This was Dr. Scott Conard’s advice to employers at The Alliance’s July 2017 Employer Benefit Plan Design event.
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“Studies show that when patients understand actual risks and benefits of treatment, overtreatment and costs are reduced while patient satisfaction is increased,” said Dr. Andy Lazris, a board certified physician in Internal Medicine.
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